Despite US imperialism’s efforts to at least partly defuse the
combustible situation in the region, including token declarations by
Bush about support for a Palestinian state, Powell’s speech at the UN
security council and special envoy General Zinni’s urgent mission to the
Middle East, the...
The Israeli army has withdrawn from Jenin, leaving a trail of
destruction. People the world over have been shocked by the brutality of
the invasion, including attacks on Red Cross/Crescent staff and reports
of Palestinians being buried under bulldozed buildings. Kevin Simspon
The Israeli government is using the imperialist war on Iraq and the fear
of Scuds landing in Israel as a cover to launch its own weapon of mass
destruction - a 11.4 Billion Shekel (£1.5 billion) budget cut, the
second for 2003.
The road map to ’peace’ in the Middle East is becoming soaked in blood.
Since the Israeli army attempted to assassinate the deputy leader of the
Islamic Palestinian organisation, Hamas, on 10 June, the number of
deaths has again escalated. The toll includes 17 Israelis killed in a
suicide bombing in...
The final results of the Israeli elections are a clear victory for Prime
Minister Sharon’s party, Likud, which won 38 seats, up from 21 in the
outgoing Knesset (parliament) and double the number achieved by Labour,
the traditional party of the Israeli ruling class.
The assassination of Israel’s tourism minister, Rehavam Ze’evi, by the
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and the brutal
response by the Israeli army brought the Middle East to the brink of war.
Sharon’s bloody war of reoccupation in the West Bank and Gaza has
destroyed whatever hopes lingered for the ‘peace process’ in the Middle
East. Many working people around the world will now be asking if there
can ever be a lasting solution to the Palestine/Israel question.
As George W Bush strives to create a new Gulf war-style ‘coalition
against terror’ – complete with ‘Islamic support’ from Saudi Arabia to
Pakistan – the Israeli regime has come under pressure to call a
cease-fire and reopen negotiations with Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian
After all the blood that has been needlessly spilled in the last days,
we stand today facing the danger of an even more unnecessary regional
war, that will multiply the number of victims of the idiotic policy of
solving political problems by military means. And the political problems
are clear to everyone who looks at...
ARIEL SHARON appears to be biting the hand that feeds him. The
assassination of another leading Hamas activist by an Israeli hit squad
has further undermined George Bush’s efforts to put a lid on the
Israeli/Palestinian conflict through its ’road map’ peace initiative.